Contributor: Odinekachukwu Ishicheli
Pepper, also known as the first humanoid robot was created by Aldebaran for SoftBank Mobile – one of the largest mobile operators in Japan. Pepper is more than just a robot – he is a social robot that is able to converse through the most natural interface known to us, that is – touch, emotions and voice; recognize and react to emotions; and he is able to move around
Pepper’s knowledge of emotions helps him translate facial expressions and body movements to emotions. A smiling or laughing face means a good mode, and a sad or frowned face means a unhappy or bad mode.
Aldebaran says this about Pepper: “Our goal at Aldebaran is to create robots for the wellbeing of humans, kind robots living with humans as a new artificial species. In order to realize this dream, it’s not enough to simply have Pepper working at SoftBank stores. The ultimate goal is for Pepper to live with humans, the stores are just the beginning…”